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Class of 2024 Senior Gift Campaign

Class of 2024 Senior Gift Campaign


* What is the Senior Gift Campaign? * Reasons to Make a Gift * Who are the committee members? * How can I donate? * FAQs

Join the Class of 2024 in shaping the future of Doane University as they mark their transition from students to alumni with this important senior year milestone.

The Senior Gift Campaign raises funds to benefit the Doane Fund, which provides opportunities to students in the areas of Athletics, Fine Arts, Campus Life, People, Financial Aid, and the general needs of the university. The Doane Fund has impacted all Tigers past and present, and donating to it ensures that future Tigers are positively impacted as well.

As seniors and members of the 2024 class, the senior volunteers that are behind the Senior Gift Campaign are challenging each of their classmates to commit to a gift of $20.24 (either one-time or recurring) to truly honor themselves and prove that they wish to assist future Tigers and their Doane Experience. Each gift can make a real impact on students long after the seniors have graduated, and a gift of any size—from $5 to $20.24, or more—truly makes a difference.

However, only those whose gifts total $20.24 or more will receive an orange philanthropy cord to wear at Commencement this May. 

This year, the Senior Gift Campaign has set a minimum goal of 50 percent class participation. Actually, the ultimate goal would be to surpass the Class of 2022, which holds the record for the highest participation rate at 74.27% AND the record for the most dollars raised with $2,573.17.

Every donation matters, even $20.24. The giving percentage of alumni who give back boosts our school's prestige in the academic community. When alumni show confidence by giving back, we have a better shot at receiving outside grants.

Reasons To Make a Gift:

  • Senior Toast – ALL Seniors will be invited to this year's end-of-year Senior Toast Celebration at the brand new President's Residence and Event Venue on the southern edge of campus. The Toast will follow your mandatory Commencement Rehearsal (also taking place at the President's Residence) at 4:30 p.m. While all seniors are invited regardless of whether they've donated to the Senior Gift Campaign, you will be encouraged to make your gift —of any size — before, during, or immediately after this event. There will be drinks, snacks, conversations, and more prior to the actual toast. There will be a table set up to get your picture taken and to sign your shield. There will be a giveaway table. We will have music. The Senior Gift Committee, Dr. Roger Hughes ’82, Leadership Team Members, and members of Doane's Alumni Office will celebrate and toast to YOU, the Class of 2024! Don't miss this opportunity!
  • Philanthropy Cord — Seniors who donate at least $20.24 will receive an orange philanthropy cord to wear with their robes during commencement. This cord can be picked up at the Senior Toast Celebration!  
  • Honor a professor or staff member With your online gift, you can honor your favorite professor(s) or staff member(s) at Doane, and add why you're honoring them in the "memory" field. We'll then share your kind words with them, making their day!

Members of the 2024 Senior Gift Committee:

  • Payton Detavernier
  • Rocco Nevells
  • Julia Ramirez
  • Riley Reyes
  • Do YOU want to become a part of the committee? Email us!

Ways to make your donation:

  • Visit the Class of 2024's special GiveCampus donation page here
  • VENMO your gift via this page
  • Visit in person or by email, text, or phone with any of the committee members listed above.
  • You can also make your donation by visiting (or emailing) Michael Stehlik ’07, Michelle Faltin ’99, or Jess Pulte ’00 in the Alumni Office located in Padour Walker, anytime during working hours Monday through Friday.

You don't have to sacrifice much to make your gift and an impact...

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Why should I donate when I already pay tuition?

Tuition only covers a portion of the cost of operating Doane University. Several programs around campus, including the College to Career Center, Peer Tutoring, and Travel Abroad, are 100 percent funded by donations. By making your donation, you are helping support various aspects of campus, including funding vital scholarships for our students. Giving back to your alma mater helps ensure Future Tigers have the same experience you did.

Will my small amount actually make a difference?

The percentage of alumni and students who give, regardless of the amount, impacts Doane’s prestige and boosts our overall giving percentage. When students and alumni show confidence by giving back, we have a better chance at receiving outside grants. In addition, last year gifts of $250 or less added up to $178,000 of support for the university!

What is the Doane Fund?

The Doane Fund encompasses gifts that can be made and spent within one fiscal year.  Every year, loyal Doane Fund donors provide vital support to enhance the Doane University experience for our students. Areas of support from the Doane Fund include Scholarships, Academic Programs, Fine Arts, Travel and Study Abroad, Campus Beauty, Technology and Undergraduate Research, and more. To break it down, the Doane Fund supports approximately 50 percent of people, 35 percent of financial aid, athletics and student life, and 15 percent of daily needs. Simply put, the Doane Fund supports every aspect of Doane University.

Do I have to donate to the Doane Fund?

If you do not wish to donate to the Doane Fund, you may specify a program or scholarship where you’d like your money to go.